Introducing: Seiko Announces A Limited Edition Prospex Diver Collab With MLB Star Shohei Ohtani: The SBDC191

  • MLB star Shohei Ohtani collaborates with Seiko on a limited edition Prospex diver watch.
  • The Seiko SBDC191 is a tribute to Ohtani’s achievements and features design cues from the SPB14XX series.
  • The watch is limited to 1,700 pieces and will be available for pre-order starting today, with official sales beginning on July 11, 2023.

Shohei Ohtani, the acclaimed Major League Baseball (MLB) player, is not only known for his incredible skills on the field but also for his impressive performance as both a pitcher and a hitter. As a result, he has gained a massive following and has become a cultural icon in Japan and the United States. Seiko, recognizing Ohtani’s star power, has collaborated with him on a limited edition Prospex diver watch, the SBDC191.

The Seiko SBDC191 takes inspiration from the popular SPB14XX series, known for its exceptional design and functionality. It boasts features such as the 6R35 movement with a 70-hour power reserve, 200m water resistance, a dial reminiscent of the iconic Seiko 62MAS diver, a date window at three o’clock, and a crown without guards. The watch also comes with a comfortable steel bracelet with a milled clasp, ensuring a secure fit on the wrist.

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What sets the SBDC191 apart from the rest of the Prospex lineup is its unique features that pay homage to Shohei Ohtani. The watch incorporates the red accent color, which represents the LA Angels, Ohtani’s team. The red accent is visible on the seconds hand and the “Diver’s 200m” text. Additionally, Ohtani’s signature is engraved on the clasp, adding a personalized touch to the limited edition model.

The Seiko SBDC191 will be produced in limited quantities, with only 1,700 pieces available. It is priced at $1,200 (187,000 Yen including tax) and can be pre-ordered starting today. The official release date is set for July 11, 2023, coinciding with the MLB All-Star Game in Seattle.

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The Seiko SBDC191 is not just a watch for baseball enthusiasts or sports fans, but also a stylish timepiece that showcases the iconic Seiko dive aesthetic. Whether you’re a fan of Shohei Ohtani or appreciate fine watchmaking, the SBDC191 is a handsome addition to any collection. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own this special collaboration, but keep in mind that it is currently only available in the Japanese market.

The Basics

Brand: Seiko
Model: Prospex Diver Shohei Ohtani Limited Edition
Reference Number: SBDC191

Diameter: 40.5mm
Thickness: 13.2mm
Lug to Lug: 47.6mm
Case Material: Steel
Dial Color: Silver
Indexes: Applied
Lume: Seiko’s LumiBrite
Water Resistance: 200m
Strap/Bracelet: Steel bracelet with fold-over safety clasp

The Movement

Caliber: Seiko 6R35
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date.
Power Reserve: 70 hours
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 21,600VPH
Jewels: 24

Pricing & Availability

Price: $1,200 (187,000 Yen including tax)
Availability: July 11, 2023 only in Japan
Limited Edition: Yes, 1,700 pieces

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